Main Idea

Grade Levels
1st - 6th
Formats Included
  • PDF
13 pages


Comprehension Question Cards for Plot and Main Idea with CCSS!!

Included in this download are 10 questions about the plot. The questions are written on printable question cards in color and black & white, as well as on printable lined paper. These can be used over-and-over again with any fiction book.

Ideas for using these question cards and paper include:

  • As discussion questions during guided reading or whole group instruction.
  • As an assessment tool after whole group instruction or guided reading.
  • For independent work in literacy centers.
  • For group discussions during literature circles.
  • For students to copy and respond to in their reader’s notebooks.
  • Any other creative way that works for your classroom!

Common Core State Standards that apply to these questions:

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events

This freebie is a way for me to say thank you to all my followers!!! I am so grateful for the massive support I have received since I began selling on TpT in July 2012. I feel honored to be helping my fellow teachers so that they can provide the very best instruction for their students!


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Total Pages
13 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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